Indian History - MCQs with answers - Part I1. Who presided over the Congress session at Belgaum in 1924?
a) Desbhandu Chittaranjan Das
b) Mahatma Gandi
c) Mrs Sarojini Naidu
d) Jawaharlal Nehru View Answer / Hide Answer
2. Who led the Salt March in Madras Presidency?
ANSWER: b) Mahatma Gandi
Under the guidance of Congress committees and Gandhi's network of ashrams in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Tamil Nadu, the Congress attacked untouchability and caste discrimination, alcoholism, unhygienic conditions and lack of sanitation, lack of health care and medical aid, purdah and the oppression of women.
a) K Kamraj
b) C Rajagopalachari
c) Vallabhbhai Patel
d) Rajendra PrasadView Answer / Hide Answer
3. Who became speaker of the Central Legislature in 1923?
ANSWER: b) C Rajagopalachari
In 1930, Rajagopalachari led the Vedaranyam Salt Satyagraha in response to the Dandi March.
a) Dahyabhai Patel
b) Haribhai M. Patel
c) Vallabhbhai Patel
d) Vithalbhai PatelView Answer / Hide Answer
4. Who was chosen to begin individual satyagraha campaign in 1940?
ANSWER: d) Vithalbhai Patel
Vithalbhai Patel was an Indian legislator and co-founder of the Swaraj Party.
a) Acharya Binova Bhave
b) Baba Amte
c) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
d) Lal Bahadur ShastriView Answer / Hide Answer
5. Who renamed Andaman and Nicobar Islands as Shaheed & Swaraj Dweep?
ANSWER: a) Acharya Binova Bhave
In 1940 he was chosen by Gandhi to be the first individual Satyagrahi against the British rule.
a) Bhagat Singh
b) Jawaharlal Nehru
c) Mahatma Gandhi
d) Subhash Chandra BoseView Answer / Hide Answer
6. Who among the following is buried next to his mentor in Delhi?
ANSWER: d) Subhash Chandra Bose
During World War II, the islands were much under Japanese control, only nominally under the authority of the Arzi Hukumate Azad Hind of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Bose visited the islands during the war, and renamed them as "Shaheed-dweep" (Martyr Island) and "Swaraj-dweep" (Self-rule Island).
a) Amir Khusrow
b) Bulleh Shah
c) Mirza Ghalib
d) Moinuddin ChishtiView Answer / Hide Answer
7. Who was the first British Viceroy to begin the practice of shifting the entire government to Shimla from Calcutta during the summer season?
ANSWER: a) Amir Khusrow
He was a mystic and a spiritual disciple of Nizamuddin Auliya of Delhi.
a) Charles Canning
b) Edward Law
c) George Barlow
d) John LawrenceView Answer / Hide Answer
8. Which was the first Jain Tirthankara?
ANSWER: d) John Lawrence
In domestic affairs, he increased educational opportunities for Indians, but at the same time limited the use of native Indians in high civil service posts.
d) ShantinathaView Answer / Hide Answer
9. Who among the following was the Indian Viceroy and the son of a British Prime Minister?
ANSWER: c) Rishabha
Rishabha is also known as Adinatha. He is the traditional founder of Jainism. He was the first of the twenty-four Tirthankaras or "ford-makers", teachers who established the Jain teachings.
a) John Lawrence
b) Lord Canning
c) Lord William Bentinck
d) Warren Hastings View Answer / Hide Answer
10. Who introduced the institution of langar or free kitchen to Sikhism?
ANSWER: b) Lord Canning
Lord Canning was selected by Lord Palmerston to succeed Lord Dalhousie. The new governor entered upon the duties of his office in India at the close of February 1856.
a) Guru Amar Das
b) Guru Angad
c) Guru Arjan
d) Guru Gobind Singh View Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: a) Guru Amar Das
He preached against Sati and advocated widow-remarriage. He asked the women to discard 'Purdah' (veil). He introduced new birth, marriage and death ceremonies.